Photographer: Orhan Agirdag

dr. O. (Orhan) Agirdag


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Powl : Educational sciences
  • Visiting address
    REC-D
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  Amsterdam
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15780
    1001 NG  Amsterdam
  • O.Agirdag@uva.nl

Orhan Agirdag (PhD) is an assistant Professor of Education at the University of Amsterdam. Formerly, he worked at Ghent University and was a Fulbright Fellow at the UCLA. His main research interests include stratification in education, educational policy, teacher education, multilingualism, and religiosity in education. His doctoral thesis on school segregation is multiple awarded and his work is published in more than twenty American and European journals. Dr. Agirdag is a recipient of a Veni-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

2017

  • Agirdag, O., Driessen, G., & Merry, M. S. (2017). The Catholic school advantage and common school effect examined: A comparison between Muslim immigrant and native pupils in Flanders. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 28(1), 123-135. DOI: 10.1080/09243453.2016.1251469 [details]
  • Driessen, G. W. J. M., Agirdag, O., & Merry, M. S. (2017). Denominatie van de school, gezins- en schoolsamenstelling en onderwijsprestatie: Verschillen openbaar en bijzonder onderwijs in hun opbrengsten? . Pedagogiek, 37(1), 47. DOI: 10.5117/PED2017.1.DRIE [details] [PDF]
  • Hemmerechts, K., Agirdag, O., & Kavadias, D. (2017). The relationship between parental literacy involvement, socio-economic status and reading literacy. Educational Review, 69(1), 85-101. DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2016.1164667 [details]

2016

  • Agirdag, O., & Vanlaar, G. (2016). Does more exposure to the language of instruction lead to higher academic achievement? A cross-national examination. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006916658711 [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O., Phalet, K., & Van Houtte, M. (2016). European identity as a unifying category: National vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils. European Union Politics, 17(2), 285-302. DOI: 10.1177/1465116515612216 [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O., Merry, M. S., & Van Houtte, M. (2016). Teachers’ understanding of multicultural education and the correlates of multicultural content integration in Flanders. Education and Urban Society, 48(6), 556-582. DOI: 10.1177/0013124514536610 [details]
  • Driessen, G., Agirdag, O., & Merry, M. S. (2016). The gross and net effects of primary school denomination on pupil performance. Educational Review, 68(4), 466-480. DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2015.1135880 [details / files]
  • Van Laere, E., Agirdag, O., & van Braak, J. (2016). Supporting science learning in linguistically diverse classrooms: Factors related to the use of bilingual content in a computer-based learning environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 57(April), 428-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.056 [details]
  • Van Praag, L., Agirdag, O., Stevens, P. A. J., & Van Houtte, M. (2016). The perceived role of Islamic religiosity in minorities’ educational success in Belgium: A cure or curse? Social Compass, 63(4), 529-546. DOI: 10.1177/0037768616663989 [details]

2015

  • Agirdag, O. (2015). Onderwijs, minderheden en meertaligheid. Sociologos, 36(1), 45-50. [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O. (2015). Scholen in de meertalige stad: niet elke taal is gelijk. In V. Mamadouh, & A. van Wageningen (Eds.), EU@Amsterdam: een stedelijke raad (pp. 67-74). Amsterdam: AUP. [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O., Yazici, Z., & Sierens, S. (2015). Trends in pre-school enrolment in Turkey: Unequal access and differential consequences. Comparative Education, 51(4), 537-554. DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2015.1081796 [details] [PDF]
  • Altinyelken, H. K., Çayır, K., & Agirdag, O. (2015). Turkey at a crossroads: critical debates and issues in education. Comparative Education, 51(4), 473-483. DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2015.1089076 [details]
  • Pulinx, R., Van Avermaet, P., & Agirdag, O. (2015). Silencing linguistic diversity: the extent, the determinants and consequences of the monolingual beliefs of Flemish teachers. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2015.1102860 [details] [PDF]
  • Vanherwegen, D., Vlegels, J., Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Lievens, J. (2015). De relatie tussen kunsteducatie en studieresultaten in relatie tot de SES-achtergrond van leerlingen en de SES-compositie van scholen. Pedagogische Studiën, 92(4), 214-233. [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Agirdag, O. (2014). Onderwijsongelijkheid tussen anderstalige en Nederlandstalige leerlingen en de effectiviteit van eentalig versus meertalig onderwijs. In B. Benyaich (Ed.), Klokslag twaalf: tijd voor een ander migratie- en integratiebeleid (pp. 173-192). Brussel: Itinera Institute. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1955.7442 [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O. (2014). The literal cost of language assimilation for the children of immigration: the effects of bilingualism on labor market outcomes. In R. M. Callahan, & P. C. Gándara (Eds.), The bilingual advantage: language, literacy and the US labor market. (pp. 160-181). (Bilingual education & bilingualism; No. 99). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. [details]
  • Agirdag, O. (2014). The long-term effects of bilingualism on children of immigration: student bilingualism and future earnings. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 17(4), 449-464. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2013.816264 [details] [PDF]
  • Ağırdağ, O., Jordens, K., & Van Houtte, M. (2014). Speaking Turkish in Belgian primary schools: teacher beliefs versus effective consequences. Bilig, 70, 7-28. DOI: 10.12995/bilig.2014.7001 [details] [PDF]
  • Altınkamış, N. F., & Ağırdağ, O. (2014). Determinants of language use and attitudes among Turkish speakers in Flanders: a focus on generational difference. Bilig, 70, 59-80. DOI: 10.12995/bilig.2014.7003 [details] [PDF]
  • Hemmerechts, K., De Roeck, F., Kavadias, D., & Agirdag, O. (2014). Het effect van immigratieachtergrond op de onderwijsverwachtingen van leerlingen in Vlaanderen: de rol van religieuze affiliatie en praktijken. Tijdschrift voor Onderwijsrecht en Onderwijsbeleid, 2014(1), 16-28. [details] [PDF]
  • Pulinx, R., Agirdag, O., & Van Avermaet, P. (2014). Taal en onderwijs: percepties en praktijken in de klas. In N. Clycq, C. Timmerman, P. Van Avermaet, J. Wets, & P. Hermans (Eds.), Oprit 14: naar een schooltraject zonder snelheidsbeperkingen (pp. 97-133). Gent: Academia Press. [details] [PDF]

2013

  • Agirdag, O., Van Avermaet, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2013). School segregation and math achievement: a mixed-method study on the role of self-fulfilling prophecies. Teachers College Record, 115(3), [030305]. [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2013). School segregation and self-fulfilling prophecies as determinants of academic achievement in Flanders. In S. De Groof, & M. Elchardus (Eds.), Early school leaving & youth unemployment (pp. 46-74). Leuven/Amsterdam: LannooCampus Publishers/Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]

2012

  • Agirdag, O. (2012). Determinants of attitudes toward Muslim students among Flemish teachers: a research note. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(2), 368-376. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2012.01637.x [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Huyst, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2012). Determinants of the formation of a European identity among children: individual- and school-level influences. Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(2), 198-212. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02205.x [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Van Avermaet, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2012). De vraag is waarom: De impact van segregatie op cognitieve en non-cognitieve uitkomsten. Pedagogiek, 32(2), 129-150. DOI: URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-100809 [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2012). Ethnic school segregation and self-esteem: the role of teacher-pupil relationships. Urban Education, 47(6), 1135-1159. DOI: 10.1177/0042085912452154 [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2012). Why does the ethnic and socio-economic composition of schools influence math achievement? The role of sense of futility and futility culture. European Sociological Review, 28(3), 366-378. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcq070 [details] [PDF]
  • Demanet, J., Agirdag, O., & Van Houtte, M. (2012). Constrict in the school context: the impact of ethnic school diversity on the quantity and quality of friendships. Sociological Quarterly, 53(4), 654-675. DOI: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.2012.01245.x [details]
  • Nouwen, W., Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., Van Avermaet, P., Vandenbroucke, A., & Mahieu, P. (2012). Conclusies van vier jaar onderzoek naar segregatie. In O. Agirdag, W. Nouwen, P. Mahieu, P. Van Avermaet, A. Vandenbroucke, & M. Van Houtte (Eds.), Segregatie in het basisonderwijs: Geen zwart-wit verhaal (pp. 97-111). Antwerpen: Garant. [details] [PDF]
  • Strobbe, S., & Agirdag, O. (2012). Desegregatie in de praktijk: de Feniks. In O. Agirdag, W. Nouwen, P. Mahieu, P. Van Avermaet, A. Vandenbroucke, & M. Van Houtte (Eds.), Segregatie in het basisonderwijs: Geen zwart-wit verhaal (pp. 145-151). Antwerpen: Garant. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Agirdag, O., & Van Houtte, M. (2011). A tale of two cities: Bridging families and schools. Educational Leadership, 68(8), 42-46. [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Demanet, J., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2011). Ethnic school composition and peer victimization: a focus on the interethnic school climate. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(4), 465-473. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.09.009 [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Hermans, M., & Van Houtte, M. (2011). Het verband tussen islamitische religie, religiositeit en onderwijsprestaties. Pedagogische Studiën, 88(5), 339-353. [details]
  • Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2011). Ethnic school context and the national and sub-national identifications of pupils. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(2), 357-378. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2010.510198 [details] [PDF]

2010

  • Agirdag, O. (2010). Exploring bilingualism in a monolingual school system: insights from Turkish and native students from Belgian schools. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(3), 307-321. DOI: 10.1080/01425691003700540 [details] [PDF]

2009

  • Agirdag, O. (2009). All Languages Welcomed Here. Educational Leadership, 66(7), 20-25. [details] [PDF]

2015

  • Agirdag, O., & Korkmazer, B. (2015). Etnische ongelijkheid in het onderwijs. In D. Dierckx, J. Coene, P. Raeymaeckers, & M. van der Burg (Eds.), Armoede en sociale uitsluiting: jaarboek 2015 (pp. 231-249). (Armoede en sociale uitsluiting; No. 24). Leuven: Acco. [details] [PDF]
  • Altinyelken, H. K., Cayir, K., & Agirdag, O. (2015). Comparative Education (vol. 51, issue 4). Comparative Education, 51(4). [details]

2016

  • Agirdag, O. (2016). Etnische diversiteit in het onderwijs. In B. Eidhof, M. Van Houtte, & M. Vermeulen (Eds.), Sociologen over onderwijs. Inzichten, praktijken en kritieken (pp. 281-308). Antwerpen: Garant. [details] [PDF]
  • Agirdag, O. (2016). [Book review of: M.S. Merry (2014) Equality, citizenship and segregation: A defense of separation]. Education and Urban Society. DOI: 10.1177/0013124516658952 [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Agirdag, O. (Author). (2014). Goed toetsen. Amsterdam: Didactief. [details]
  • Agirdag, O. (2014). Onderwijsongelijkheid evidence-based aanpakken: eentalige taalremediëring of meertalige taalvalorisering? Tijdschrift voor Onderwijsrecht en Onderwijsbeleid, 2014(4), 85-94. [details] [PDF]

Media appearance

  • Agirdag, Orhan (03-10-2015): MO Actueel [Television] NPO. MO Actueel.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (07-10-2015): Leer eens een 'zwarte' taal! [Radio] Radio 1. Leer eens een 'zwarte' taal!.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (01-09-2014): Terug naar school [Radio] Radio 1 (Vlaanderen). Terug naar school.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (05-10-2014): Kinderen van hoogopgeleiden vullen Vlaamse aula's [Print] Veto, Veto.be. Kinderen van hoogopgeleiden vullen Vlaamse aula's.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (09-08-2014): Lange arm van Erdogan reikt tot in Vlaanderen [Print] De Standaard. Lange arm van Erdogan reikt tot in Vlaanderen.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (10-09-2014): Belçika’da 15 senedir süren asimilasyonist eğitim politikalarının bilimsel temeli yok, Interview by Serpil Aygün [Print] Binfikir. Belçika’da 15 senedir süren asimilasyonist eğitim politikalarının bilimsel temeli yok, Interview by Serpil Aygün.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (12-06-2014): Weinig multicultureel onderwijs in witte scholen [Web] http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/binnenland/1.1995027, Brussel. Weinig multicultureel onderwijs in witte scholen.
  • Agirdag, Orhan (28-11-2014): Probeert Erdogan met zijn uitspraken de aandacht af te leiden? [Television] Brussel, VRT. Probeert Erdogan met zijn uitspraken de aandacht af te leiden?.

Award

  • Agirdag, O. (2015): Prize Frans Van Cauwelaert by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science.
  • Agirdag, O. (2012): PhD Dissertation Prize.
  • Agirdag, O. (2012): Research on Early School Leaving.
  • Agirdag, O. (2008): Best Master Thesis.

Keynote / Invited lecture

  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (7-1-2016): Uitdagingen van etnische diversiteit in het onderwijs, Keynote. Invited by school Vierwinden, Brussels.
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (2016): A deeper analysis of the relationship between language use and academic achievement using PISA 2012 data [paper], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (2016): A hot piece of PISA: The relation between language use and academic achievement [paper], Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Pulinx, R. (speaker), Agirdag, O. (speaker) & Van Avermaet, Piet (speaker) (24-8-2016): Teachers beliefs about citizenship education: different dimensions and variation across teachers and schools [paper], ECER European Conference on Educational Research 2016, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (11-9-2015): Uitdagingen van etnische diversiteit in het onderwijs, Keynote. Invited by Studio Globo, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (19-3-2015): Keynote, Invited by Dar es Salaam, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (2-6-2015): Uitdaging van diversiteit in het onderwijs, Invited by Passerel, Aalst (Belgium).
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (24-2-2015): Keynote, Invited by Masereelfonds, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (27-2-2015): Keynote, Invited by Associatie Universiteit & Hogescholen Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (28-1-2015): Keynote, Invited by European Professionals Network, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (28-4-2015): Educational inequality and language, Invited by European Union, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (5-6-2015): Panel discussion, Invited by Movement X, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (9-12-2015): Panel discussion, Invited lecture by Curieus, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (9-2-2015): Educational inequality and language, Invited by Lokale Overleg Platforms (LOP), Houthalen (Belgium).
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (12-3-2015): Panel discussion, Invited by Comenius Student Association, Amsterdam, NL.
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (17-4-2015): The literal cost of language assimilation, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA, 2015), Chicago (Ill), USA.
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (20-3-2015): Panel discussion, Invited by Rota Turkish Student Association, Ghent (Belgium).
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker) (25-4-2015): Panel discussion, Invited by DieGem Consortium, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Agirdag, O. (speaker), Driessen, G. (speaker) & Merry, M.S. (speaker) (2015): Is there a catholic school effect for muslim pupils?, Paper presented at European Sociological Association Conference (ESA 2015), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • De Backer, F. (speaker), Van Biesen, L. (speaker), Agirdag, O. (speaker), Van Houtte, M. (speaker) & Van Avermaet, P. (speaker) (9-9-2015): The multi-layered impact of multilingualism on the educational achievement of pupils, Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2015), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Driessen, G. (speaker), Agirdag, O. (speaker) & Merry, M.S. (speaker) (8-9-2015): Performance differences between religious and non-religious schools, Poster presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Van Laere, E. (speaker), Agirdag, O. (speaker) & Van Braak, J. (speaker) (20-4-2015): Multilingual education in the context of superdiversity: exploring the use of bilingual support in a computer-based learning environment., Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA, 2015), Chicago (Ill), USA.
  • van Praag, L. (speaker), Agirdag, O. (speaker), Stevens, P. (speaker) & Van Houtte, M. (speaker) (27-5-2015): The role of Islamic religiosity in the educational success of minorities in Belgium, Paper gepresenteerd op de Dag van de Sociologie (DvdS 2015), Amsterdam, NL.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (15-1-2014): Keynote., Invited by Eurasia SV, The Hague.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (16-10-2014): Keynote, Invited by Innerwheel, Aalst (Belgium).
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (27-9-2014): Keynote., Invited by Hoger Instituut voor Opvoedkundige Wetenschappen., Mechelen (Belgium).
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (29-3-2014): Research presentation, Invited by Turkish Consulate, Antwerp.
  • Agirdag, O. (invited speaker) (6-10-2014): Keynote. MO*talks., Invited by MO, Brussels.

Book editor

  • Van Praag, L., Sierens, S., Van den Bossche, J., Agirdag, O., Lambert, P. D., Slembrouck, S., ... Van Houtte, M. (2016). Haal meer uit meertaligheid: Omgaan met talige diversiteit in het basisonderwijs. Leuven: Acco. [details]
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